Our volunteers help out at events, others willing to host visits on farm and many who are able to visit you in class and share their many years of knowledge and experience of food, farming and the countryside.
Held either as a standalone event or in partnership with a farm visit, they are an exciting and efficient way of introducing, supporting or summarising a food, farming or countryside topic.
All our volunteers receive speaker training from RHET and come prepared with a kit full of props, samples, games and power points etc to supplement their talk and engage the children in the conversation with hands on experiential learning.
If a teacher has any specific experiences they wish the children to get from the talk, this can be indicated on the form and discussed with the Project Coordinator beforehand, in order that the talk can be tailored to suit.
The farmers and experts from the agricultural industries who give the classroom talks give us their time for free. Most speakers will get in touch prior to the talk to clarify the subjects and points to cover, as well as the logistics of getting to the school, parking etc.
Expect a talk to last anywhere from 20 minutes up to 2 hours depending on the subject and age of the children.
Classroom talks can take place all year round. We ask you to consider submitting your request as far in advance as possible. There are busy times in the farming calendar which may impact on the ability to meet your request.
Request a speaker for your class